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07-10-2013 08:07 PM
Thoag Ya I might just use the but things that slide over and u thread it into that the new modals do that so it's safe
07-10-2013 01:29 PM
1BLKJP When I still used the stock mounting locations I just drilled the hole out and used a nut and a bolt. Kind of PITA to get the nut to stay, but the right combination of wrenches cut up hands and cussing got the job done. LOL
07-10-2013 01:24 PM
Thoag That's the thing I got alot of money tide up into this all ready and if I brake one of the body mounts I don't have no more money and I kinda need the jeep back on the road soon other car has no life left
07-10-2013 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by Thoag View Post
But if I can get the welded nuts off I have inserts for the holes
Nutserts=devil IMO. After dealing with them for the skid for the t-case/tranny. I would prefer a nut and bolt and with the bar pin elim there should be no need to remove again.
07-09-2013 10:27 PM
Thoag But if I can get the welded nuts off I have inserts for the holes
07-09-2013 01:14 PM
brs256 undo the body mounts and replace the upper shock bolts and nuts with grade 8 hardware ... its about a 1 hr job if you have air tools
07-09-2013 10:09 AM
Megadethx I poked my dremel through the hole where the upper tip of the shock goes and cut the majority of the tack weld off the nuts. I was then able to air hammer the nut the rest of the way off.
07-09-2013 09:51 AM
XDR Remember the 2 body mounts in front of the gas tank.. Took me a few min to figure it out. I used a dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut into the tacks hold the nuts then air chisel to knock them off.
07-09-2013 07:39 AM
Thoag Ok thanks
07-09-2013 06:54 AM
Originally Posted by Thoag View Post
What do u mean by jack up the tub like off the frame
Yes, remove all body mount bolts then lift the corner ~4" and remove fender inner liner to gain access to weld nut.
07-08-2013 11:38 PM
Thoag What do u mean by jack up the tub like off the frame
07-08-2013 08:11 PM
XDR I just went threw this.. You need to jack up your body tub, grind tack welds of nuts then knock them off with air hammer. I then used teraflex rear shock bar pin elim kit ($25) and installed it with grade 8 hardware.
07-08-2013 07:47 PM
Back shock bolts on my 97 tj

Ok so when taking the top bolts out 2 broke one on each side how do I fix this I tryed to use a air hammer to brake off the weld but bent the hole it was welded to any suggestions

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